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Dachshund (Standard & Miniature)

Standard Dachshund:
Sizes average height 8-9 inches and weight over 11 lbs. (usually 16-32 lbs.)

Miniature Dachshund:
Sizes average height 5-6 inches and weight under 11 lbs.

Fine, slightly arched muzzle.
Little perceptible stop.
Almond shaped eyes.
High-set, rounded ears.
Back straight and long.
Legs short.
Tail set as a continuation of topline.
Breastbone strongly prominent.
All colors are acceptable, except white unless as a small patch on the chest; which is permissible but not desirable.
Three coat types: Smooth-haired, Long-haired, and Wire-haired.

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